Museum of the City of New York hosts “Rising Waters” exhibit

There is currently an exhibit open in the Museum of the City of New York that includes hundreds of photographs chosen from thousands submitted by both professional and amateur photographers who were present before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City in October 2012.

Wouldn’t it be cool to bring this exhibit to Boston College? Have 20 photos in chronological order (from start of storm, to during storm, to after storm) along the stairs outside Higgins or on the quad between buildings? It would be so cool!

-Nate

P.S.:

Here is a link to the website: http://www.mcny.org/exhibition/rising-waters

Here is a video of an interview of the organizer of the exhibit:

BC Fossil Free General Interest Meeting Spring 2014

To kick off the semester BC Fossil Free held a general interest meeting that drew about 40 undergraduates, a few graduate students, and some alumni as well! If you missed the meeting and want to learn how to get involved, peruse the working groups detailed on this website and email one of the individuals who’s email is listed as a point contact for a working group you’re interested in! Father Ray of Boston College attended the meeting and shared a few words about the importance and urgency of fossil fuel divestment. Watch it below.

Video: Father Ray of Boston College Speaking on Urgency of Divestment

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General Interest Meeting - Presentations
General Interest Meeting – Presentations
General Interest Meeting - Breakout into Working Groups
General Interest Meeting – Breakout into Working Groups

Climate Week in Brookline – Climate Legacy Campaign Event

Some students from BC Fossil Free attended the Climate Legacy event that was part of the Brookline Climate Week (1/19/2014-1/25/2014). The event featured an open dialogue between the audience, Craig Altemose (Better Future Project Executive Director), and  Barbara Kates-Garnick (MA Undersecretary for Energy Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs).

Here is a video of Craig’s summary of the Climate Legacy Campaign and why it is important. Note: the legacy campaign is pressuring Deval Patrick to use his executive power given to him by the Global Warming Solutions Act to outlaw coal plants (ban the worst), stop building of any new fossil fuel infrastructure (build only the best), and make polluters pay for emitting carbon dioxide – e.g. a carbon tax, (begin to price the rest).  This would establish a legacy for Deval Patrick as being a leader on climate change policy.

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Barbara Kates-Garnick and Craig Altemose
Barbara Kates-Garnick and Craig Altemose

Bill McKibben Speaks at BC about Divestment

On October 24, 2013 Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, spoke at BC about the nationwide divestment campaign and why it is important that climate change is addressed urgently. 350.org is an organization fighting climate change, named after the 350 parts-per-million of CO2 limit scientists say is safe to have in the atmosphere. The room was completely packed, and his speech was fantastic.

Video:

[BostonCollege http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/mckibben1/ ]

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Bill McKibben Event
Bill McKibben Event